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and spending cuts unless congress acts by the end of the year. it is hosted by the new america foundation. right now, a discussion on yemen and the fight against al qaeda just getting under way at the brookings institution. you can watch that on c-span to. on c-span, today's white house briefing, spokesman jay carney answers questions at 12:30 p.m. eastern. both the house and senate return for business today with a week and showing leadership elections and no white house meeting later this week, caviling at 2:00 p.m. eastern today with four bills on the calendar including one that would deal with the over-the- counter asthma inhalers, requested vote postponed until 6:30 p.m. eastern. you can watch the house on c- span. the senate will dabble in at 2:00, considering legislation expanding hunting and fishing on federal land. the senate is live on c-span2. c-span and its middle and high school students to send a message to the president through a short video. but president obama know what is the most important issue he should consider in 2013 for a grand prize of $5,000. the competition is o
unspent that can go out and serve unserved america today. the same issue will be in front of us in 2013. that's what windstream's waiver is all about. is there other ways to think about this other than setting this $775 limit? beyond that, i think getting on to the model that we need going forward for universal service funding. the industry, put forth a model, but the fcc needs their own model which will drive calf too, that's where the energy needs to be put. that's where the biggest bang for the buck will be in the business because, remember, as we looked at these more than minor changes in the financials of the telephone companies across the country, it was so important that we do these two things coi understand didn'tly. -- coincidentally. we got out of sync, one down efficiently and fast. we just have to work the usf thing, and it's about the consumer. >> host: jeff gardner, president and ceo of the windstream corporation. he is also chairman this year of the u.s. telecom trade association. he's been our guest on "the communicators" along with paul barbagallo of bloomberg.
to take leading roles in the administration of this under your leadership the best city in america. where did you go? the best city in america. [applause] our district attorney, to you, counsel general, to you, and all of the leadership in the room and thank you for your leadership in making this event such a special one. it takes place in the context of a year when president barack obama recognized the leadership of the community by giving the presidential medal of freedom, the highest award given in the country to dolores for her leadership. [applause] and it was just last week that many of us gathered in the mission to have a at home celebration there and at that time we exchanged complements as to who could say the best things about the community, but the best thing i can say about the community is that your commitment to family values, to education, to the work ethic, to a sense of community, to faith, and to family for all of that, to the courage of many of your ancestors our immediate families to come to america and make the future better for your families with that optism, with
because that's supposed to be your lot in life is get married and have children. so i think america has a lot of all of that together and their legislation and the things you're asking for in getting people to realize this human rights. this human rights and we are all human. african-american, latina, all of them are human. so how is the next that going towards moving towards an area of getting terms that are acceptable but don't get people coming in now, you say i'm a feminist that are except the red flag and people don't listen to you. so how do we move and strive to take the religious stuff out of the marriage and just take that out. same thing with the hospitals. yes catholic hospitals, but they have the right not to service people. and if they have the right not to service, where they getting federal funds come in medicaid, money? so when you have to look at it, a lot of religion is smashed into hurricanes. so are there any groups that are targeting that area quite >> i'll be really quick on this one can say a lot of the advocacy organizations, including ours are working on moving
in latin america, and it will have huge consequences for the western hemisphere and the world. >>> also, if you thought black friday was crazy, check out the sales in europe. i'll explain. but first here's my take. >>> it's thanksgiving weekend, america. time to reflect on our good fortune. it's also a time that most americans think about the unusual origins of the united states, a land of immigrants. we see o ourselves as special in this way, and we are, except that we're not quite as exceptional as we think anymore. something fascinating has happened over the last two decades. other countries have been transforming themselves into immigrant societies, adopting many of america's best ideas, even improving on them. if you watched our immigration special back in june or read my piece in "time" magazine, you would know that canada and australia both have a higher percentage of people who are foreign born compared to the united states. in fact, on this dimension, america, which once led the world, looks like most western countries. germany and france, for example, have about the same perce
it and another guy who is always right. david asbin on forbes. here's dave. >> welcome to america. welcome to government hand outs? a republican law makers demanding that the department of scort scort taking down the web site showing new immigrants how to sign from medicaid to food stamps. is this the new american dream. welcome to forbes on fox we'll go to mr. steve forbes elizabeth and rick and mike. steve, is this the america you know and love? >> no, david, it is not just immigrants of the country. people here now they are trying to make dependent on the government. that means more votes for them and you center the hidous cartoon. birth to death. corrupting us and the immigrants and got to stop it >> rick, it is it a land of opportunity and hand outs. >> no one is handing it out. >> yes, they are. nit is just information that is available. same example -- information that shows up. anybody here in the table mitt romney, his father when he came here from mexico. he got that exact kind of government aid and he turned out to be president of one of the nation's biggest autocompanis and bec
america, and retailers couldn't be happier. if you thought last year's black friday was insane, it is even crazier this year. nearly everywhere you look, it's all about the long lines and high demand. sale-driven shoppers who gave up part or all of their thanksgiving to camp out for hours weren't just waiting around for big deals today. some opened their doors last night. some as early as 8:00 p.m. the door-busting deals are a lifeline for those brick and mortar businesses banking on the nearly 1 out of 5 holiday shoppers who say they are taking full advantage of this year's head start on bargains. at stake, more than $500 billion. >>> and like those braving the crowds, we are ready to dive right in to all of that madness. nbc's jay gray is live for us at the mall of america outside of minneapolis. jay, it's looking pretty busy. what time is it there right now? >> good morning. it is very busy here in the mall of america. and it has been. that's the thing. and people not just looking. they are actually buying. we see a lot of people carrying bags. trying to find that deal that you talk abo
spider. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. for 60 -- six days in egypt, the protesters have been demanding the president to give up his sweeping powers. the judge's claim the new president is seeking bloody revenge. as both sides digging in, is there any end in sight? >> pensions are rising between president morsi and the egyptian judiciary. some protests over him giving himself extensive new powers. the spokesman says the president has joined in the campaign against the court. >> the egyptian supreme constitutional court will not be terrorized by any threat or blackmail, and it will not be subjected to any pressure from anyone come on a matter how forcible the pressure. we are ready to face this, whatever the consequences. >> meanwhile, the final draft of egypt's new constitution is said to be on the verge of completion. in tahrir square, there is a mood of defiance. more tents have sprung up. the demonstrators say they will continue their protests. many people in the square accused the president of hijacking the revolution. earlier
languages as well. >> and we have some more than 70 writers from different countries , from latin america and spain that will be with us as well as the featured country this year, the country of pair guy. and we invite you to the opening of the pavilion next thursday, and we will have the first lady of the country doing the honors of opening the pavilion. so please come by, learn about their culture, traditions and their literature throughout the whole weekend. >> and if you'll welcome -- if you'll excuse on a personal note, i've been working with alina very closely. alina's the executive director of the center here at the college. before that she was the executive director of the miami book fair for i won't tell you how many years. [laughter] it was a lot of years. >> a lot. >> and it's just been announced that alina is now the director of -- executive director of cultural affairs for the entire miami-dade college. we want to congratulate her on her new appointment as well. [applause] >> thank you, thank you. i'm looking forward to that. and part of my new responsibilities is to also wor
, the new kids on the block. 99% of new jobs in america come from companies that are less than five years old. u.k. research shows 6% of companies with the fastest growth rate generate over half of the new jobs. yet government policy here has often been stacked against these start-ups. when i became prime minister, these companies were not even allowed to bid on central government contracts. 70% of government i.t. spending just went to government multinationals. we are changing that, tearing up the rules, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to stimulate investment, getting behind technology wherever it starts to emerge. we're working with the london stock exchange to make it easier for companies across europe to float here in london, because that is a vital part of how we track the entrepreneurial businesses and investors to generate the jobs and growth we need. there are those who think that a modern industrial strategy is just about acquiring the regions. yes, our country has become far too centralized. but we are changing that. we need bold, national decisions as well. cross rail,
gingrich's "contract with america." he supported abortion rights. he said he was to the left of ted kennedy on gay rights. >> the expectation was that romney would do very well. >> mitt romney, the republican candidate... >> i ran into someone who was not so friendly to us who said, "did you come to see your guy destroyed?" i paced in the back of faneuil hall during the entire debate. >> good evening and welcome. >> narrator: romney directly confronted edward kennedy. >> senator kennedy, my impression has been that you have followed a campaign, as soon as the primary was over, of trying to divert the voters' attention from the issues at hand, and instead making personal attacks on me which are unfounded, unfair and sleazy. >> narrator: kennedy had unleashed negative tv ads. >> romney. it's not just what he did to his workers and business that's the problem. it's what he might do to us in the senate. >> kennedy was a master politician and what he did was he used a series of filmed ads to its maximal effect. >> mitt romney says he helped create 10,000 jobs. the former workers at scm in marion
at the convention was i believe we showed america -- one of the highlights at the convention was we showed america that we are diversifying. we have great enthusiasm, visionary people on our team like susanna martinez, governor haley and senator rubio. i know we just came through a very tough election but i am extremely optimistic about our feature. we are just about two years in office and i am proud of the progress we have made. i know we still have a lot of work to do. we have had tremendous capital investment in our state. google just announced another $200 million investment yesterday. we have restored stability back into state government in iowa has a robust and diverse work force. with over 500138 attendees iowa is on the move with fresh and new faces. we remain committed to providing a business climate that fosters new business, and addition in gives our loyal business is the stability they need to grow and expand. iowa's economy cannot be where it is today without the tough choices and leadership of governor brandstad. havepw many of you here heard me say that governor brandstad was the r
. >> are there any lights that teenage america have help? >> we literally only have ucla up and running for the past, even now they are still refurbishing building in the communal area, so it is still under construction. i have not a man of -- the idea of those things come and go. after going to duke, i went to yale. i went into three separate rooms, three teenage boys. another one of his last treatment. i cannot remember exactly what. his hair was all gone. there was another boy in isolation. unfortunately i could not visit him because i was on a really tight schedules. there they were, three boys. none of them knew they were next door to each other. they are proposing to implement a program, starting with an outpatient program. they get it. it is just a a matter of juggling balls and giving them the right place. >> have you found the social media platform like twitter has led them to york ucla program? >> i did not do it. i do not go on any of those things. they terrify me. [laughter] i will keep my books. there is no doubt obviously it will. teens are wonderful community. all of those things will
're talking with the sheriff, the tougherrest shall have in america. [speaking spanish] joe, you should understand these imgrants. exclusive if they want to live together. they don't want to follow our laws. on glenn beck tonight, and i don't understand the people, illegal is illegal, joe, and so, i mean, tell the audience, i mean, tell them how you know they're illegal. well, i don't know, we're just going to do it. i don't care what they say. glenn beck show, racial profiling. so what? talking with the sheriff, under investigation by the department of justice for the worst cases of racial profiling in american history, but that's not the issue tonight on fox news. we are talking about the cold case posse with evidence that perhaps the man in the white house is, perhaps, from kenya. governor brewer and her finger, i'm going to get you my little pretty. when that happens, her book shuts number seven on amazon. she had 500,000 friends on facebook, and i read comments every night to see what they think. the washington post said she played chicken with them on health care, and said, stay o
of a sustained recovery. i'm ali velshi. this is "your money" and i'm going to show you the damage america could do to itself if washington allows us to go over the fiscal cliff. unemployment in the u.s. which has come down to to 20.9%, it could go up another 9%. according to a new research new york post poll, you clearly understand the danger of this fiscal cliff. 50% say it will have a major effect on the economy, 21% say a minor effect, 2% no effect, 10% say they don't know, which is why you're watching this right now. president obama says they're centering around increasing tax on the wealthy which will go a good way in increasing the revenue that he wants to raise in the next decade in an attempt to reduce the federal deficit. he wants to reinstate the bush tax cut which goes to the top 2% of earners. that would jump from 36% to 39%. he likes to say that's where it was during the clinton years. the second one would go from 36% to 39%. he's been focusing on this specific number since his reelection which suggests he may compromise on the actual rates in order to get a deal. there are other t
peter kuznick to talk about their new book and tv series looking at the classified america we were never meant to see. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. israel is continuing to pound the gaza strip with airstrikes amidst fears that israel could launch a ground invasion. at least 21 palestinians have died in the most recent round of violence while three israelis died on thursday. israel said it launched 150 airstrikes overnight while palestinians fired a dozen rockets into israel. among the casualties was the 11- month-old son of a bbc arabic journalist. an associated press photo showed jihad misharawi clutching the wrapped body of his baby, who was killed by an israeli round that struck his home on wednesday. white house press secretary jay carney told reporters thursday -- speaking later thursday, mark toner said the onus is on hamas to stop the violence. >> the onus here is on hamas. as jay carney just said from the white house, it claims that the best interest of the palestinian people at heart, but t
in virginia? guest: a very good question. virginia was once the ticket splitting capital of america literally. this was back in the 1970's. we have three elected offices -- governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general. we actually had at the same time and republican governor, independent the tenant governor and democratic attorney general. one of our two u.s. senators was an independent, elected twice. an independent missed winning the governorship by 15,000 votes over a million passed in 1973. we were the ticket splitting capital of america. we have cents settled back into partisan voting with the rest of america. this is a very polarized era. having said that, when you have close elections you still have a band of voters who will mix and match on the ballot, either because they want to mix and match or they are simply reacting to the individual candidates. in the case of romney and kaine, i have personally been in situations where straw votes were taken among large groups and you generally find you have 3, 4, 5% of the romney boaters picking tim kane for various reasons. some of these ro
huge public health epidemic. there is this virus going on all over america, spreading a condition known as romnesia. [laughter] >> and it is soeven his opponene picked up a little bit of it. days before he promised to the 12 million jobs, a distinguished, independent business forecaster says we are going to get 12 million jobs in the next four years if we do not mess up what president obama has already done. it is my honor to introduce to you the commander in chief, the man who will take us forward, barack obama. ♪ >> hello, virginia! are you fired up? are you ready to go? you have to be fired up after bill clinton. he has been traveling all across the country for this campaign. he has been laying out the stakes so well that our team basically calls him the secretary of explaining stuff. the only clinton working harder than him is our secretary of state, hillary clinton. and i am so grateful to both of them. the only problem is i was enjoying listening to president clinton so much, i had to run up to get my cue. i was sitting there soaking it all in. he was a great president and
woman in america was taking captive by indians in 1695. in the middle of the night, she killed her captors. realizing she could get a bounty for indian scalps, she went back and made her way to boston where she was a heroine. she directed -- is that she was elected to her. -- erected to her. >> kenneth davis is our guest sunday, taking your calls and e- mails on and death. he is the best-selling author of the "don't know much" series. watch live at noon eastern on c- span2. >> mitt romney campaign in jacksonville, florida tonight with jeb bush and connie mack. they held two other rallies early in the day. one in tampa and another in coral gables. this is 40 minutes. >> good evening, jacksonville. how are you? ready to take back the white house? i thought you might be. how did you enjoy five for fighting? he's a really good guy. did you enjoy his song "freedom never cries"? this is an important election. this an election about what the future of america is going to be. is our future going to be more debt and more regulation and more taxes? or is our future going to be in less taxes,
prosperity for america, helps reduce our budget deficit, is humane, is enforceable, no one said it would be easy but that's what the people send us hoar to do and regardless of the outcome of this particular bill, we are simply taking another week in avoiding addressing the real issues of the imdepration crisis in this country. i encourage my colleagues to vote against the rule which was a closed process and doesn't allow for consideration of even noncontroversial amendments such as my ev-5 amendment. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from florida. mr. nugent: mr. speaker, and to my good friend from colorado, we agree on so many issues. particularly as it relates to immigration reform. we agree. i think this is the first step in regards to where we need to go. you have sold a very persuasive argument in regards to why it is so important so important that we have a stem vee is program. -- visa program. while it's important to us to keep that brainpower we educated in the united states, keep them here in this country
evidence of failure. >> part of it, we managed to build up in america a prison industrial complex a massive one. i hope we don't have to wait for president obama four years from now, i hope four years from now to give a speech that eisenhower gave in '61. a lot of money, a lot of prisons, a lot of prison builders prosecutors who are warriors of the drug war. they don't give a damn about the public hurt. if you spend more money helping people with drug treatment or healthcare, that will reduce the crime and public safety problems than the war on drugs. >> $50 billion to $100 billion a year. what aspect of that drug war is more problematic from your perspective? is it the sentencing? is it the prosecution the military intervention, what aspect, what component of that kind of investment in failure from your perspective is president bushproblematic. >> it's really the high levels of arrest and incarceration. in america we have less than 5% of the world population, but the highest percentage of incarcerated population. and the extent of people of color being behind bars who are no more likely to
are in. >> [speaking in native tongue] >> and of course to increase the integration of north america to take advantage of the spaces we have not only in this part of the world but asia of course and just mentioning for instance one the trans-pacific partnerships and the government is very much interested in strengthening this because we believe this is great be a great opportunity. >> [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] >> yes and of course in terms of security that is another challenge we face. my government has set out to reduce the violent situation in the country, and for that of course we have set out to launch a strategy for this purpose. we want to help, we have the will to help for the southern states and of course in terms of the border we won the borders to be a safe modern connected a border that is exactly what we set out to accomplish. >> [speaking in native tongue]3 >> [speaking in native tongue] >> for this migration reform demanding what you should do or shouldn't do we want it to contribute and participate towards the accomplishment. so of course
nurtured this country's growth and development. "gold on the streets of america." that's all you heard. you could be anything you want here and make a lot of money. even a dollar a day. e more i see of my adopted country, the more gratitude do i feel toward it for affording me protection... from the tyrants of my native country. [ narrator ] at first, the door to the united states was open to anyone... who could survive the dangers of travel to this young, distant land. that hope to be in america was so great and so sunny, that it colored all the pain that we had during our trip. the first night in america... i spent with hundreds of other recently arrived immigrants in an immense hall... with tiers of narrow iron and canvas bunks. [ narrator ] today, entry to the united states is more carefully controlled. but the stories of the immigrants echo the stories of earlier settlers. i knew that if i came here i would have... the freedom and the independence to go out and do things, that maybe at the time i was growing up in india i would have been limited. not havi
is author of "sovereignty and submission: the struggle of global governance and america's constitutional democracy." during the dinner, he delivered a lecture based on his book. it's a little over app -- an hour. [applause] >> thank you, mark. i'm very honored, and it's very flattering to be in such good company in the previous winners of the award. it's also a great honor to receive the award from the intercollegiate studies institute, an organization which for more than 60 years has done wonderful work in sustaining the core principles of american civil life. i also wish to extend condolences to the community for the recent loss of a great lady and great scholar, ann, and i'd like to acknowledge, henry was a stall ward defender of american national sovereignty. i hope that he would have been pleased in presenting this award to me as pleased as i am in receiving it. i'm going to proceed as follows. first, i'll talk about what i call philadelphia sovereignty. second, i'm going to examine the ideas of the global governance project which challenges philadelphia sovereignty, and third, move
of the foreign workers that america -- facilitate the legal flow of the ford workers that america needs. in the end, it is an issue of big government, government saying that we will have these guest worker programs that are highly regulated, and in some areas, some types of jobs, we will cap with ridiculous quotas that don't meet the needs of the market. what we need is a demand-based desk worker program that allows companies who cannot find american workers to bring before workers that they need, as many as they need. we should not be consent in a sluggish economy like we have right now, because if you have an economy that is not growing, you will not bring as many workers. if you have a booming economy, you will bring more workers. let the market work. in the end, that is the only way we can fix this problem. in terms of legalization, i don't know exactly how what i'm seeing from my meetings in congress, this will be done in a piecemeal basis rather than a comprehensive basis. i don't know if we will get for those who have been here for many years or even for the young un is this docu
their work here if we want america to be the country that leads the world in research and innovation in the 21st century, and as an american i want that to be the united states. this is an issue that can be solved. the american people are way ahead of where their elected representatives are coming and i look at the composition in this room and there is a generation gap. i find that the older people are the less receptive they are to immigration reform the younger they are the more receptive they are to immigration reform, and i have a column in the post that i would encourage all of you to read called the night of the gop began to lose the 2012 election and that was the night that governor rick perry got booed by the audience for defending in-state tuition were for the children of undocumented workers in texas which passed in 2001 with only five state legislators voting against it. do you know how difficult it is to get all but five texas state legislators to agree on anything? it's almost impossible. they won't even agree on what time the sun came up, but they agreed to this legisla
on public television in america and around the globe. tonight cairo has become the focus point for protest. tens of thousands gathered to have their voices heard. days after muhammed morsi granted himself powers, his opponents are calling on him to reverse course. there is little signs the standoff is breaking. >> of the march back to tahir square . this is a rally of lawyers. for many, it is the first time they have joined a demonstration. they strongly oppose the edict no courts can touch him. >> he is a dictator. we have created somebody more than hosni mubarak. >> the president tried to appease judges, some of his strongest critics. in a five hour meeting, he told them his new powers would be limited. but they were not satisfied. on the edge of the square, the clashes began release today. protesters in threw sticks at the u.s. embassy. the police responded with tear gas. hear, the casualty toll is widening. these protesters are furious with the president. many fear he wants to turn the country in to listen now -- into an islamic state. some of them are kids looking for a fight. politic
are damaging america's economy". in it, she subjects assumptions and policies which led to such ill-fated federal investments as that of the now bankrupt solyndra solar panel manufacturer as well as the a 123 caller battery manufacturer to a withering analysis which we at the institute have come to expect of the oxford trained economist whose chief of staff for the council of economic advisers. sorry. during the administration of president george w. bush. in her book she helps us understand why the failures of such direct investments in private firms are both significant problems in themselves and cautionary tale for those who would have the government rather than private investors allocate capital. the publication of "regulating to disaster" calfs diana's first year as an institute senior fellow in which she has been prolific and influential. cited by writers, reporters, talk-show hosts across the country. in particular i think of many contributions to our issues 2012 ranging from her analysis demonstrating that even adjusting for the state of the economy the number of americans re
" recientes datos de la fundacion america's voice, obama recibio el 75-por ciento del voto hispano... una reciente encuesta de la federacion sindical de trabajadores, en sus siglas en ingles afl-cio. seÑala las preocupaciones de los votantes...los sindicatos habrian sido los pilares de una movilizacion para captar los votos... "trabajos, la economia e inmigracion son los asuntos que le importaron mucho a los votantes de sindicatos y vamos a luchar por eso, por esos programas en los meses y aÑos que vienen" el tema de inmigracion sigue siendo prioridad... y esperan algo permanente... "necesitamos una reforma grande para darle lo mismo que se les dio a los sonadores, para todos los inmigrantes aqui, pero para que puedan ser ciudadanos de estados unidos, muy importante" sindicatos confian que trabajaran con organizaciones y agencias gubernamentales para que los temas de interes para los latinos se concreten a corto plazo...... el presiden obama, tendra que volver a hacer frente en su segundo mandato un congreso dividido, con la camara baja, todavia en control republicano y el senado con ma
you, and god bless america. >> hello. i am nit romney, and as you probably know, i am the republican candidate for president. i would like to start off by saying that our thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast to have been affected by hurricane sandy. americans come together in times of crisis. our first impulse is to come to the aid of those in need. this time is no different, and we will help our fellow americans recover from this tragic storm. in just a few short days, americans vote to the polls and cast their ballots. many are thinking about election day, november 6th. but we should also be thinking about november 7th. that is the day we will know if we made the right choice, whether we settled for more disappointment and decline, or whether we set about a new path the will deliver real recovery and real change. when you step into the voting booth, i would ask you to think about the last four years. four years ago, canada obama promised to do so very much, he has fallen so very short. after all of the petty partisanship, standoffs and stalemates, 23 million americ
election. this an election about what the future of america is going to be. is our future going to be more debt and more regulation and more taxes? sor our future going to be in less taxes, less regulations and. nibble mitt romney. he's the right candidate at the right time to be the president of the united states. [applause] you know in the state of florida we have 820,000 people out of work, people who will looking for work, people who have given up looking for work. we need someone who understands how jobs are created. that individuals create jobs not government that creates jobs. [applause] . when mitt romney is president he is going to need another united states senator republican nites senator from florida. [applause] how many here have already voted? [applause] and for those of you who vant weak up tomorrow morning and go vote. after you vote for mitt romney go down the ballot a little more and vote for connie mack. can you do that? there are dig differences between senator nelson and myself. he was the deciding vote for obamacare. i voted against obamacare. [applause] senator nelso
damage that america could do itself if washington allows us to go over the fiscal cliff. according to studies, the average household could pay $3500 more in taxes. unemployment in the u.s. which has come down to 7.9% could head back up above 9% by this time next year. the u.s. could join europe which has been hit by a double dip recession. and according to a pugh research/"washington post" poll, you clearly understand the danger of this fiscal cliff. 68% say it will have a major effect on the economy. 21% say just a minor infect. only 2% say no effect. 10% say they don't know which is why you're watching this right now. president obama's solution to all this is to make a deal centered around increasing taxes on the wealthy which will go a good part of the way to raising the $1.6 trillion in new revenue that he wants to raise over the next decade in his attempt to reduce the federal deficit. he wants to let the bush era tax cuts expire. if that happens, the top tax rate on income would jump from 36% to 39%. he likes to say that's where it was during the clinton years. the second top
know better. if she didn't snow better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> their chief complaint is they disqualified herself several days after the benghazi on a slew of shows, including "meet the press." >> our current assessment is what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction of what had transpired hours before in cairo. almost a copycat of the demonstrations at our facility in cairo. >> at his news conference, a visibly angry obama fired back. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her representation is outrageous. >> well, mccain didn't want to have the president to have the last word. and he raced to the senate floor to then respond to the president. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence, or engaged in a cover-up. if the president thinks that we are picking
and working people in america. we have to bear witness to that. >> we will speak what dr. cornel west and pbs host tavis smiley. together they have written, "the rich and the rest of us: a poverty manifesto." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in chicago. the pentagon has confirmed that iran fired at a pilotless u.s. drone last week, but missed its target. pentagon spokesperson george little insisted the incident occurred in international, not iranian, airspace, and vowed that u.s. surveillance flights will continue. >> the incident occurred over international waters approximately 16 nautical miles off iranian coast line. the united states has communicated to the iranians we will continue to conduct surveillance flights over international waters over the arabian gulf and our commitment to the security of the region. we have a wide range of options and diplomatic to military to protect our military assets and forces in the region and will do so when necessary. >> the news comes as the obama ad
campaigning on. america, america >> are we going to continue to making our case? >> i will say this, i can never, ever find my car in a garage. ♪ i'm going off the rails on a crazy train ♪ ♪ i'm going off the rails on a crazy train ♪ >> with frantic and frenetic behind-the-scenes negotiations as both sides work against the clock trying to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff that is fast approaching. the president is trying to ramp up public pressure on congress to accept his ideas for debt reduction in. in the coming days he meets with small business owners, middle class taxpayers, around corporate leaders. friday he tried to recapture his winning spirit in pennsylvania touring a toy manufacturing plant. i don't think the event is in whoville but the republicans as grinch playbook is probably evident enough. to hear some of the president's team, they see this christmas going their way. >> i think we're going to get this done. i'm more positive than most. i'm heartened by many ever my senate republican colleagues who have stepped forward and basically said that their real oath is
of a recovery home prices went up in most major u.s. cities by 3% in september compared to a year ago. america's ambassador to the u.n. failed to mollify senate critics today on the attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. susan rice met with republican senators who've criticized her for saying-- five days after the attack-- that anti-american protests were to blame. in fact, u.s. officials already knew it was a terrorist strike. today, rice blamed faulty intelligence. but senator lindsey graham said he was unimpressed. bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16 september explanation about how four americans died in benghazi libya by ambassador rice i think does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was completely wrong. >> sreenivasan: graham, along with senators mccain and ayotte, have said they'll oppose rice if she's nominated to be secretary of state. but independent senator joe lieberman also met with rice today, and he said he was satisfied with her explanation of events. >> i found her statements to be significant. she was jus
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